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Welcome to Ridgeway ...

The town of Ridgeway is located in Henry County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ridgeway has a population of 695 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ridgeway.

Ridgeway is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ridgeway lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ridgeway: (276)

The ZIP code for Ridgeway: 24148<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgeway had an population of 695 people. This is a decrease of 6.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgeway had a population of 742 people. This makes Ridgeway the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 742 people, the population of Ridgeway decreased 4.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 775 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ridgeway.

Communities Also Named Ridgeway ...

While we believe that this Ridgeway is located in Henry County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Ridgeway. Those communities are located in the following counties: Halifax and Pittsylvania County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 36 communities that are also named Ridgeway - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia (3), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ridgeway.

Communities near Ridgeway ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ridgeway.

  • Eden [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Rockingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<7>
  • Reidsville [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidsville
    • Reidsville [Rockingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<7>
  • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
    • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,355 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<7>
  • Wentworth [Rockingham County]
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    • Wentworth [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mayodan [Rockingham County]
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      • Mayodan [Rockingham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Ridgeway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayodan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayodan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayodan<7>
    • Madison [Rockingham County]
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      • Madison [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Ridgeway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
    • Stoneville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Rockingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Ridgeway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneville<7>
    • Fairview [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Rockingham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Spray [Rockingham County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spray
      • Spray [Rockingham County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spray have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chatmoss [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatmoss
      • Chatmoss [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatmoss have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatmoss

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgeway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgeway.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgeway. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridgeway.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgeway. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgeway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgeway ...

Looking for more information about Ridgeway? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ridgeway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgeway.

Adding Ridgeway to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ridgeway in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ridgeway was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ridgeway on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ridgeway on our Genealogy Page.

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About Henry County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridgeway. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Henry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgeway.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgeway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Ridgeway). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridgeway or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgeway) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgeway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgewayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5769, Longitude: -79.8587    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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